Youth dies after bike collides with Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav’s escort jeep

Patna: A youth was killed, and six security personnel injured, when his motorbike collided head on with a jeep in the cavalcade escorting Union minister Ram Kripal Yadav in Patna district on Saturday, police said.

The collision took place near Devdahan village under Dhanarua police station when the Minister of State for Rural Development was going to Patna and the youth was on his way home in Bir village under the same police station.

Rahul Kumar (18) died on the spot while the escort jeep overturned injuring the six security men, police said.

The injured policemen have been admitted to Nalanda Medical College and Hospital in Patna. The Minister termed the incident “tragic” and expressed grief and sympathy to the deceased’s family.

“It was a tragic incident. I express my profound grief and sympathy to the family of the deceased. The incident happened suddenly,” Yadav told PTI.

The Minister was on his way to Patna after inaugurating ‘Ujjwala’ scheme at Masaurhi, the area which falls under his Lok Sabha constituency Patliputra.